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  1. My feelings over the past several years is that Page is open to anything Zeppelin and nothing else. He can add to his legacy on the sidelines with a few Zeppelin projects than persuing a solo career.
  2. It's a perm. Jimmy resisted the 80's look to a great extent and was very careful not to conform to it too much ; that and he was smacked out for most of the 80's anyway....Plant on the other hand.........."love ya" but this was a rather silly time to be a rock star.....even for Robert.
  3. Here's a photo of Bonzo and Ringo, circa 1976. Not sure exactly where and when, but regardless, comparing the facial hair, parting of his hair, and his weight it sure looks like the footage above is Bonzo.
  4. The song is reflective of their times on Puget sound in Seattle being out and about on the water during many beautiful spring and Sumer days. When the song hits full speed with the guitar solo that's got to be when the Mudsharks made there way in to their Edgewater rooms!
  5. number 10 over 40 years. It's actually a decent recording if u like jw.
  6. You are correct. Additionally, Jim has only played one full length show in 13 years and has only released one CD of new material in....what, 20 years....? So, for those believing a new CD is in the works are dreaming. Unless it's zeppelin he is retired and the occasional guest appearance is the best we can hope for.
  8. Jimmy is going on 70 and is not going to reunite with with a guy the vast majority of people identify as a Plant clone. Yes, he did once, and only Gof knows why. Personally I believe it was to irk Plant and it worked. Good timing as Plants had to be career was tanking as well. Additionally, Cover-boy and Page sold less than 3,000 tickets to a nearly 17,000 arena (Miami)....i'm sure Page realized at that point the public wanted nothing but the real deal! I remember seeing Plant in Seattle in 93' at the Paramount Theatre (capacity around 3500 at the time) and there were around 500+ empty seats. Page and Plant needed each other badly back in the 90's! Unlike Plant and Jones, Page will not go on a full scale tour playing small halls; certainly no reason to now.
  9. Steve, please do tell more. There has been no confirmation of any solo alblum, recording or working wioth others, just years of hints.
  10. Jason Bonham's Led-Zeppelin Experience ** Snoqualmie, WA. is located off of I-90 about 25 Miles east of Seattle Thursday February 14, 2013 7:00 PM in the Ballroom Buy Tickets After sold-out shows throughout North America, the critically acclaimed concert, JASON BONHAM’s LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE makes its debut at Snoqualmie Casino to ultimately thrill audiences again! The show--a tour de force--is a spectacular rock concert with iconic Led Zeppelin rock songs, stunning atmospheric video and light effects which highlight the unique history that JASON BONHAM shares--in commemoration of his father John--with the legendary rock n’ roll band. JASON played with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones at Led Zeppelin’s “final” show at London’s O2 Arena in 2007. The O2 Arena show was heralded as the most powerful Led Zeppelin performance since the group’s original disbandment. The band received uniformly rave reviews from that epic night and for fans that missed out that day in 2007 finally were able to see a worldwide theatrical and DVD release titled Celebration Day, which came out just this past November. JASON BONHAM’s LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE (JBLZE) features BONHAM on drums, TONY CATANIA on guitar and theremin, STEPHEN LEBLANC on keyboards/pedal-steel guitars, DORIAN HEARTSONG (in for Michael Devin) on bass and JAMES DYLAN on lead vocals. The band’s powerful live performance of Led Zeppelin’s classics takes concert-goers through a mesmerizing visual and aural journey as giant backdrops display iconic art and BONHAM’s own historical video footage and photos give the show an intimate feel. Show highlights include a heartfelt duet with JASON performing all the iconic songs from the Led Zeppelin songbook.
  11. 1994: 08.12 Ballard, WA USA Backstage Theater 08.13 Ballard, WA USA Backstage Theater 08.14 Ballard, WA USA Backstage Theater 08.15 Ballard, WA USA Backstage Theater 08.16 Ballard, WA USA Backstage Theater Just a FYI in case it has not been mentioned, these 5 appearences were in Seattle, WA. "Ballard" is a name of the community within Seattle. The Backstage Theater is in the Northend of Seattle about a mile from Green Lake, where Led Zeppelin opened for Three Dog Night.
  12. Turning 70 in a little over a year from now, coupled with having, oh, a 100 million dollars in the bank from being in one of the most successful recording and touring groups ever, I would imagine I wouldn't have much energy or will to put out anything NEW. Everything and anything he does will be and is compared to Zeppelin and there is no topping that, thus chances are it would be seen as "ok" at best. Seems to me he's just enjoying his life and doing Zeppelin projects on the side. This is what I think he'll be doing until he checks in with St. Peter. Don't think he hasn't thought of all the options and opportunities......that's what artists do. He's just done and I accept that.
  13. The Grateful Dead may be, in the fullness of time, seen as the greatest American rock band. At this moment, I believe that they are. Shouts of protests immediately leap to mind: “But, but…the three B’s – Beach Boys, Byrds, Buffalo Springfield!” “The Velvets, duh!?”. No......Indeed, to posit the good ol’ Grateful Dead as the greatest of all American rock bands is a claim likely to elicit hoots of derision from the hipsters, the aficionados, the type of people who argue about who the greatest American rock band was. Many of these same snide hipsters learned irony at the feet of David Letterman. So, to assuage their fears and advance my argument, I present my appreciation in the now venerable form of the Top Ten List. In reverse order. A count-up. Bands like the Velvet Underground or the Shaggs sucked sublimely, and largely because some of them had only a rudimentary grasp of how to operate their instruments. The Grateful Dead, on the other hand, did not have to suck. They proved their technical mettle on albums like Blues for Allah and their deft mid-seventies live shows. No, the Dead chose to be the kind of band that sometimes sucked, because when they weren’t sucking they were sometimes amazing, reaching beyond the rock genre, beyond music itself into the pure stream of human communication. They always, almost up to the end, were capable of lifting off the ground in a spectacular way. The Dead were actually several different bands over the course of their career. The band that I hear on Live/Dead is a world away from the one that I started to hear live in 1982, when I was thirteen. That 1982 Dead was a glittering dance – light, angelic. 1970 Dead is menacing, ferocious, go-for-the-throat. As I write this, I realize that my general descriptions of the band’s 1982 and 1970 styles would be the same if I were to describe how I hear Jerry Garcia’s guitar playing in those two periods. The same adjectives. This makes sense because Jerry Garcia was always the prime mover of the Grateful Dead. As regards his guitar playing, wherever it is, so is the Dead. When he skitters, they skitter. When plods they plod. That’s why the Dead went so badly downhill when Garcia’s health started to fail.
  14. Oh, please. A bit dramatic. I agree some shows were much better than others. Seattle was not a good show by any means. However, I witnessed what I witnessed. I was 22 at the time and a huge Zep fan, but this was the low point of the show. It was horrible. Your welcome to your opinion, but dont try to judge what I witnessed. I am a huge Page fan, but will call out crap when I see it.
  15. Your right; most all the long drawn out solos during the 77 tour was just a bunch of drug induced nonsense, that did little more than give the other 3 a chance to go blow backstage. It served a purpose though. It added to the Zeppelin mystic and to the whole Jimmy/black magic/mystery thing. Nonetheless, short usages worked better than 30 minutes of noise before ALS. I remember many a fan taking bathroom breaks at the Seattle 77 show. Worked well during WWL and HMMT (98 p/p tour).
  16. Serves the 2012 Jimmy right to have some lagging inventory. Now excuse me, I'm going to get back to 1971 Jimmy.
  17. I really enjoy this one too. I remember listening to it the first time...I was excited, yet sad. It really hit home that Zeppelin was gone, but was happy to have new music to listen to from my favorite vocalist.
  18. As a high profile musician he should just say I'm retired instead of promising new music and urge to perform live. I think that is what frustrates fans the most.
  19. As any collectible goes price will vary as they are only worth what someone is willing to pay. I would think your looking at least a grand for a Page autograph guitar, probably more, all the way to the sky for a guitar autographed by the 4 original members. Price is one thing, but authenticity is the issue here. There are far more fakes and forgeries than authentic autographs; not just with Zeppelin items, but the autograph market as a whole. Be very careful and have others look it over before purchasing. You could even place a pic on this fourm and you'll get some good feedback from those who have much knowledge in Zeppelin autographs. Ask the seller for details, including where he / she got the item, where was it signed, year, etc. You need proof and unless you were there in person obtaining an autograph its a risk. Just be careful and do your homework. Best wishes in your quest. I hope you find a good one!
  20. I also beg to differ. As a professional photographer for the past 25 years I have learned and am still learning. Photography is both an art and a science. Photography allows us to express our feeling and emotions, but to do so we need to master the scientific part of the medium. Unlike a painter, who is in direct contact with his subject and his canvas, a photographer is separated from his subject by the camera and from his "canvas" by computers and printers today and by darkroom equipment previously. The scientific aspects of photography can be both overwhelming and fascinating, so much so that for some photographers photography comes to be just that: a scientific process that they attempt to master over their lifetime. However, to achieve mastery of the technical side of photography is to address only one of the two aspects of photography. The result is often technically excellent photographs that lack emotion and "seeing" qualities. In this regard, I share the opinion of Ansel Adams who said, and I paraphrase, that there is nothing more boring that a technically perfect rendering of a fuzzy visual concept. In other words, an artistic photograph is created when technique is used to express a vision and an emotion, not when technique is used for it's own sake. Countless articles are written daily about the many scientific aspects of photography. From equipment reviews, to image processing techniques, to tips on how to be a more efficient photographer, to stories about what works and what doesn't, there is no shortage of material on the subject. Nothing wrong with that. In fact, I have contributed my share of articles on this subject and I will continue to do so. Again, the scientific aspect of photography is very important and learning as much as you can about it is certainly worth your time and efforts. However, learning about the artistic aspect of photography is just as important. Unfortunately, there is a much lesser amount of information on photography as art. Far fewer essays are being written, far fewer discussions are taking place, and far less information, help and tips are available. It is as if photographers, for the most part, discovered how much they have to learn about photographic science and, overwhelmed and enchanted by equipment and technique, stopped there and looked no further. It may also be that some photographers, or photographic instructors, are uncomfortable writing about photography as art, or lack the practice and knowledge to do so. I am against what Jimmy is doing, but I am not in his head. He will not see my money for his latest adventures, but I suspect he is not in it for the money as much as aligning himself with quality; with fine art.
  21. He never was as dedicated or active as Clapton or Beck IMO, but also IMO there is nothing wrong with him. He played darn well his last concert, but that is going on 5 years now so are you basing your assessment on a single guest appearence or two?
  22. I would say many here would disagree with you; to say he can't play well enough to release any type of new music and to say he is not practicing is said without knowledge. Your whole statement is based on???
  23. Spurts of talk to keep the masses interested. I expect we'll see Outrider re-released with a special sleeve that will include Jimmy's emerald eyes moving side to side and glowing in the dark. There will also be a special limited edition bonus track of Hummingbird removing the vocals. This will sell for 50,000 pounds and will be made available to Gulf State Oil Sheiks only. The first 2,000 will be signed by Jimmy himself. Regular copies of the re-release will sell for 75 pounds and will include various photos (by Ross) of Jimmy watching TV in his easy chair.
  24. Page has never really moved on from Zeppelin creatively or emotionally. All his music since is quite similar in sound and structure. He also has seemingly avoided going out solo and playing smaller halls as it may affect his mystic and the whole Zeppelin image. Certainly would never see him playing at the county fair like some 70's bands! All I know is I've been rather hard on Page lately; for good reason but I just need to get over it and move on.
  25. Curious as to why your stating JPJ gave up on Jimmy? It may be true, but do we know that or assuming that? I have always wondered what happened during the post 2007 reunion and why nothing came of it. No one talked much about it......It may be as simple as Jimmy wanting to play Zeppelin material (with or without Plant) and JPJ wanting to move on and write/perform new stuff.
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